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Will Coronavirus Kill Astrology?

Back in May a friend called to ask what I thought of an article in the NY Times which claimed that astrology was about to die out because astrologers had not predicted the pandemic. I hadn’t read the piece, so … Continue reading

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Ebenezer Sibly’s Use of Placidus Houses in the late 1700s

The British astrologer Ebenezer Sibly (1751 – c. 1799) is perhaps most noted for the chart he published for the July 4th 1776 Independence Day of the United States of America. In discussing with Chris Brennan on The Astrology Podcast … Continue reading

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How Placidus Became the Dominant House System

This month Chris Brennan invited me to discuss the history of the Placidus house system in England and America on his site The Astrology Podcast. It was a lot of fun and I think it went well. I learned a … Continue reading

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Zadkiel’s Rejection of Regiomontanus Houses

On Friday 21 February 2020 I had the great pleasure of chatting with Chris Brennan of The Astrology Podcast about a blog post I did regarding the switch from Regiomontanus to Placidus houses in England, starting at the end of … Continue reading

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The Zodiacal Releasing of a Pleasant Surprise

Last year I wrote about the astrology of a pleasant surprise. To quote that post: “Not long after my horary book was first published I attended the United Astrology Congress at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Washington, D.C. from April 16 to … Continue reading

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Hellenistic Theology and a Theory about the Origin of the Joys of the Planets

Chris Brennan’s lecture, which I discussed in the previous post, got me to thinking about the origin of the “joys of the planets.”  I am repeating below the section of the previous post that deals with a hypothesis I developed … Continue reading

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Chris Brennan’s discovery about Triplicities and the Joys of the Planets

I had the pleasure of attending Chris Brennan’s webinar on 18 May 2013 about the joys of the planets.  The issue of the various systems of triplicities has long been puzzling to astrologers.  Chris has done a great service in … Continue reading

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More on Lilly’s Understanding of Ptolemy’s Triplicities

Chris Brennan, whose scholarship I admire, left an interesting reply to my previous post on whether Lilly correctly understood Ptolemy on triplicities.  I thought Chris’ comments deserved a separate post, so here they are: “I don’t know about this… It … Continue reading

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